OSWEGO, NY – The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Oswego Farmersâ€™ Market, celebrating more than 50 years as Oswegoâ€™s community block party, will open for the season on May 27.
Located on West First Street, between Bridge and Oneida streets, the market will continue every Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. through Sept. 30.
This yearâ€™s market will once again feature live entertainment each week.
One of Central New Yorkâ€™s most experienced bands, The Billionaires, will provide the musical entertainment for opening night.
Known for its dynamic rhythm section, The Billionaires feature both male and female lead vocalists and perform a variety popular music.
In keeping with tradition, the 2010 farmersâ€™ market will host a variety of theme nights including Polish night, Italian night and Irish night.
â€œFoods available these nights will add a delicious ethnic flavor to the evening,â€ said market manager for the chamber Julie Stanka.
This yearâ€™s market will host more than 50 vendors offering a great selection of fresh produce, homemade baked goods and delicacies, honey, maple syrup, and plenty of arts and crafts along with other crowd favorites such as fresh squeezed lemonade, fried dough, Italian sausage and more.
Stanka said the market would once again be accepting electronic transactions such as credit, debit or food stamp cards.
The service, which has been well-received by market-goers, will be available at the chamberâ€™s market booth.
The token system will allow customers to use their credit or debit card to purchase $5 tokens or their Food Stamp cards to purchase $1 tokens. These tokens then function as cash within the market.
The program is truly a win-win for the farmers and the community.
It has made it easy for farmers to accept the tokens, as same as cash, and redeem them through the market manager.Â It also provides community members with convenient access to fresh, high-quality food from local farmers.
â€œOur farmersâ€™ markets are one of our most anticipated events. We are looking forward to offering our community an outstanding farmersâ€™ market experience and have added several new vendors. The Oswego Farmersâ€™ Market is a great place to purchase fresh picked seasonal produce and connect with your community,â€ added Stanka.
For more information, call Stanka at 343-7681 or visit www.oswegofultonchamber.com